Local and state writers conferences are great and provide an opportunity for those who might not be able to get to a larger, national conference. Non-members are invited to attend and it might be an affordable solution for those who live in the region.
I created the new logo (above) which will be featured on a new website that I'm designing for the group that will provide conference information and online registration. I'm also doing the marketing materials and other desktop publishing items. There is a lot of work to be done, but it's great being involved in the process.
Have you been to a writers conference? I'd love to hear about it. Have youo ever been involved in the planning of one?